recurrent bladder infections after prolapse surgery
I have suffered six urinary tract infections after prolapse and urethral sling surgery In November 2010. That surgery required two additional surgeries to take down a urethra sling. I have been on antibiotics 4 of the past 10 months. I fear any additional surgery will make me worse.
I live in a small city and don’t know where to go for the best help. Can someone help?
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PLANNING ON /HOPING TO LOSE ANOTHER 20 LBS THOUGH KNOW IT WILL BE SLOW. NEVERTHELESS HOPING THAT'LL HELP THE PROLAPSE ALSO I KNOW ZERO ABOUT BOTOX FOR A PROLAPSE ! HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED ??? DOES IT REQUIRE BEING SEDATED ?
@misssassy The Botox injections did not require sedation, just numbing of the area. They pumped something into me and I had to move around to swish it around so the whole area would be numbed. Then the doctor administered shots into my bladder (or urethra?). Before doing this I had some testing to determine if this treatment would help my type of incontinence and the testing indicated that it would, and it did.
There is a high risk of getting a UTI from the process so they gave me five antibiotic pills to take daily to help ward that off but I got a UTI anyway. It was treated quickly and easily so no real problem.
I didn't realize just how much it was helping until it wore off. I am looking forward to the treatment next week. It does not help immediately for some reason, if I recall, it took about a week to really make a difference.
From what I was told, Medicare will pay for it if other treatments have not helped.
WOW, THAT'S QUITE AN EXTENSIVE PROCEDURE..OR SO IT SOUNDS ! THANK YOU FOR THE DETAILS. IF MINE EVER GETS WORSE I'LL KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT THE OPTION OF BOTOX , THANKS TO YOU ! SO GLAD IT LETS YOU IMPROVE. WILL HAVE CROSSED FINGERS FOR YOU AND YOUR NEXT TREATMENT. SALLY